"Thank you for not killing us"

those words meant a lot when he said them.

Jesse came home last night and one of the first things he said was "I love you" and "I appreciate all you do. Thank you for not killing us." 

Kind of weird ways to greet someone after they come home, yeah? I thought so too, until he explained. I asked him what he meant and he said that as he was riding home on his motorcycle, everyone was doing laundry and he could smell the laundry exhaust. Ugh... Not a big deal to some people, but for us and others who have detoxed our lives from synthetic fragrance and unneccesary chemicals, it's a really big deal. 

Did you know that in order for laundry to be truly clean, it should have no smell whatsoever? No sweaty, dirty smell. No fragrancy, perfumy smell. Since I've worked hard to clean up our entire house of toxic products that are conventionally used and sold in grocery stores, my entire health (and hormones) has changed pretty drastically. And I don't say that lightly. I had NO idea just how badly these things were impacting me until I got rid of them and swapped them for safer versions. 

If cleaning products are sold in the grocery stores, they must have gone through rigorous testing and safety standards to be sold to us, right?? HECK NO! Jesse and I were talking about this last night too, and pretty much everything sold in the stores is designed to make us sicker and weaker. Most people just aren't aware of it and blindly trust that their products they've been using for years or decades are safe for them and don't cause harm. I won't go into all of that now, but if you want more on this topic, feel free to ask and I can go into my long soapbox answer! ;)

Anywho, back to me not killing us... I work really hard to make my living space one of peace, love, and comfort for us and everyone who comes in. A big part of that is ditching the toxic chemicals and products. These products contribute to asthma, emotional dysregulation, hormone imbalances, thyroid disfunctions, neurological disorders, infertility, pain and inflammation, reduced immunity, and more. I also didn't realize just how bad the synthetic fragrance was impacting me all these years until I got rid of them. I pretty much have no tolerance for them at all, and I'm perfectly okay with it. Jesse notices a difference too. It feels really great to hear him continue to thank me for cleaning up our indoor environment because he also gets the health benefits to his body and mind, and he's recognizing just how bad these toxins are for us, too. 

So, is it really beneficial to switch out your products to safer versions with less chemicals in them? You tell me when you switch over. I promise you'll agree with me when you experience it for yourself ;)

If you're looking for more information on how ditching toxic chemicals can help heal your hormones, check out my Toxin Free for Hormones online course! 
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